A Northeastern Perspective on the Passing of Madiba

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It is the great Madiba’s historic legacy that South Africa is finally a free, democratic and non-discriminatory society. It is up to the next leader of this remarkable country to carry that legacy forward from social justice to economic justice. With social equality comes the expectation for full and complete equality, and the expectation among the millions of poor South Africans is for more and better jobs, and the improved conditions of daily life that follow productive and meaningful work for all.

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Our 2013 Global Social Impact Investing Program

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By Dennis Shaughnessy  Impact investing, or investing for both financial return and social impact, is an emerging new interdisciplinary field, and one that we are dedicated to contributing to here at SEI. Our third annual Impact Investing Program event was held on our Boston campus on December 4, 2013.  This program and event are sponsored by SEI, […]

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November Lecture Series Brief: Invested Development Founder Miguel Granier

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By Olivia Allen   On November 20, 2013, Miguel Granier, Founder and Managing Director of Invested Development spoke with students earlier at the Social Enterprise Institute’s November lecture series event. Throughout his career, Granier oscillated between the traditional business and the social sectors. Granier served as a loan officer at Accion, a commercial microfinance institution, and was […]

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When Microfinance and Morality Do Not Go Hand-in-Hand

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By Olivia Gonsalves Throughout this past week, I have found myself reflecting on the level of morality and truth that the social entrepreneurs that are studied in ENTR 2206 bring to their profession each and every day. Earlier this week, the Social Enterprise Institute welcomed John Wood of Room to Read and I think everyone who […]

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D'Amore-McKim Alumna Opens Saudi Arabia's Retail Sector for Women's Employment

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By Olivia Allen On Thursday, November 14th, the D’Amore-McKim Business School hosted Reem Asaad, a 2002 Northeastern University School of Business graduate and financial advisor and writer based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia whose campaign to overturn a ban on female employment in the retail sector in Saudi Arabia created much-needed opportunities for economic inclusion.  The discomfort Asaad […]

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Don't Teach Fishing...

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By Dr. Gordon Adomdza The proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and he will feed himself for a lifetime” is particularly relevant to social enterprise. An extension of it goes “help a man set up a fishing business and he will support a local […]

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